Despite the Minnesota Timberwolves continuing to be unable to find a trade to execute, Jimmy Butler remains determined to force a move.

Tom Thibodeau has attempted to convince Butler to rejoin the Wolves and play this season out.

If the Wolves are unable to trade Butler before the start of the regular season, he may have to return to begin practicing. Butler is not expected to forfeit game checks once the season begins.

Butler has been in touch with several teammates including Taj Gibson and Josh Okogie.